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Professor Chris Clark awarded the European Prize for Political Culture 2018

last modified Sep 05, 2018 04:06 PM

Congratulations to Regius Professor Sir Christopher Clark for winning the European Prize for Political Culture, awarded by the Hans Ringier Foundation. This was presented to him on Saturday, 4th of  August in Ascona, Switzerland.

Wolfgang Schäuble, President of the German Bundestag, paid tribute to the prize winner with the following words:

"For Christopher Clark, history is like the Oracle of Delphi: it offers mysterious, enigmatic stories. It is only by attempting to understand and explain these stories that we deepen our understanding of today’s problems. If history is an oracle, then Christopher Clark is its seasoned attendant, almost a high priest of profound interpretation of sources, clever analysis, stringent reasoning and rousing descriptions. A European perspective is central to his historical work. He thereby contributes to an understanding of European history and to a European consciousness – something we need more urgently than ever."

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